April 15, 2015

Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas Review

Blue-Eyed Devil 
Travis Family #2
by Lisa Kleypas
Published on March 25th 2008
St. Martin's Press, 328 pages

MEET THE BLUE-EYED DEVIL - His name is Hardy Cates. He's a self-made millionaire who comes from the wrong side of the tracks. He's made enemies in the rough-and-tumble ride to the top of Houston's oil industry. He's got hot blood in his veins. And vengeance on his mind.

MEET THE HEIRESS - She's Haven Travis. Despite her family's money, she refuses to set out on the path they've chosen for her. But when Haven marries a man her family disapproves of, her life is set on a new and dangerous course. Two years later, Haven comes home, determined to guard her heart. And Hardy Cates, a family enemy, is the last person she needs darkening her door or setting her soul on fire.

WATCH THE SPARKS FLY....Filled with Lisa Kleypas's trademark sensuality, filled with characters you love to hate and men you love to love, Blue-Eyed Devil will hold you captive in its storytelling power as the destiny of two people unfolds with every magical word.

- Goodreads.com description

Many great bloggers recommended me this book. I was also recommended to start at the beginning, but this time around I skipped the first book :P I will probably read it the year. But I was really intrigued by this one. So I couldn't wait. I went into this book expecting great romance and hot sex. Lol I know, but this is genuinely what I thought I was getting myself into. Wrong.

Holy shit. This book. Especially the first part. Fuck. I did not expect that. He first husband was a complete narcissistic psycho. 

I was scared while reading, let alone poor Haven in the actual story. It was horrible and I was crying, cause it hit me that this isn't only a story.. Abuse does happen in reality and that is scary. Very much so.

When Haven finally escapes its pure relief for the reader. And this is where the new journey begins. 

Haven was a lovable character. I really liked her. And completely loved her therapy sessions! Must be a psychologist thing, I dunno. Anyway, the way she is trying to rebuild her life.. she is brave. Ofcourse relapses happen along the way but she is determinated get it through. 

Hardy. Oh, poor guy. See this is what happens when you skip the first book in the series. You have no clue what the hell is going on, kinda. The Travis family isn't really nice to him, but he genuinely likes Haven, so I liked him.

The romance was, mmm, different. Because of course, after what Haven went through in her marriage, some finesse would be expected, if not demanded, really. But nonetheless, it was sweet. I liked them as a couple. 

The twist was kind of expected, but not really. There is some great action as well. The writing was very real, it encompassed all the horrible things into a very vivid picture. Feelings, so many feelings! As I said, scary. So, if you are searching for a contemporary romance, which tackles real world abuse and real world problems and consequences about it, then the Blue-eyed devil is the perfect book for you!

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